May 3, 2013

"Congratulations! You've been published in..."

Back in December, knowing how much I cherish my work on my blog and how I dream to see it published, my wonderful son wrote on my birthday card "... I wish you love, happiness and the discovery of your blog by an editor. Follow your dreams, Mom, I will always support you..." It fills my heart with love every time I read it! 
Less than a month later, an editor called and asked if I wanted to submit to their magazine... 
I guess, the one who said "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it" is a wise, wise man. And because one of my favorite inspirational lines is "Happiness is only real when shared" by Chris McCandless, Into The Wild, I am sharing with you the fact that if you open the latest edition, Summer 2013 of Artful Blogging magazine, somewhere near the end, on page 122, under the International Blogger category, you would see my little simple blog, my unpretentious simple photos and an article I wrote about my blogging experience "The Simple Life." Frankly, it doesn't seem so simple to me - the effort, the time, the devotion, the creativity and the energy all us bloggers put into writing and organizing interesting, inspiring and authentic posts. That's why any kind of acknowledgment of our work makes us excited and happy. I am honoured to be featured in such a unique publication of the most visually inspiring blogs across the Internet and to be in the company of established photographers and talented bloggers some of them I have been following for a long time.
A million thanks to editor Jennifer Jackson Taylor (also a blogger) for getting in touch and making this happen.
Million thanks to all of you for supporting me and encouraging me along the way. If you get a chance, be sure to check it out. My Canadian friends can find it on Chapters/ Indigo shelves.

As far as my dreams are going, I have new ones ... big ones :) And as hard as it often might seem, I am going to continue following them. How about you? 


  1. Congratulations Sylvia! What a great honor!

  2. Congratulations Sylvia and well deserved! Your work is so beautiful I am not surprised that your received a call from an editor. Yes you are so right...anytime any blogger is recognized by the "outside" world it is a thrill for all of us! Enjoy your success!
    XO Barbara

  3. That's wonderful!!! I am happy for you and it is very well deserved. It does take a lot of time and your blog is so lovely ... it's no wonder that the editor chose you.

    :) Sarah

  4. Congratulations Sylvia, on being published in a magazine. I haven't see this magazine before so will try to look it up. I wish you much success. Your blog and photos are an inspiration to many of us. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Sylvia:

    Everything comes, we just have to wait and have faith.
    You deserve it, your photos are wonderful.

    Congratulations !


  6. Congratulations to you, Sylvia! Your photography and writing are both so doesn't surprise me one bit that they asked you to be a part of their publication. xo

  7. Oh this is such wonderful news! happy hurrah! So brilliant. I will have to check out the publication. so so lovely! xo

  8. yay!!! congratulations, you deserve it so much, I always love your photos and wonderful creative content!!

  9. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!

    THIS IS MY DREAM, but....I will never be asked by these magazines because I do not use my own photography. But your have worked SO HARD to get to this point my dear, and we are celebrating with YOU!

    Do tell me, HOW DID YOU MAKE THAT MOVING PICTURE?????? Please tell me. ANother dear blogger friend made her own moving picture too and I wonder if you used the same method. Let me know when you get a chance; but I suspect you are REALLY CELEBRATING! Love to you! Anita

    Oh wow, dear one....I think I speak for all of us when I say that it was only a matter of time before you were published....YIPPEE!
    Perhaps a book is next??? ;)))
    BEAUTIFUL! I am off to the book store next week to get this issue!
    Yes, the hard work, soul, and heart you put into your labor of love...we feel it and we all believe in you and support you...what a beautiful son you have!
    BRAVA, my Black Sea Sister!
    (Anita, you're next... ;))
    Big hugs,
    - Irina

  11. I'm so thrilled for you! I've been following your blog for so long I think I can safely say, "I knew her before she was famous"! Your beautiful photography certainly deserves to be in a magazine with "art" in the title. I am excited to see where your dreams take you!

  12. Oh how wonderful! I am so glad for you that your blog was recognized for what it is to so many of us - it is such a beautiful and inspiring place... I have always loved how you express your thoughts. Congratulations, and a heart-felt wish for you that the rest of your dreams come true as well.

  13. Congratulations Sylvia!!! Such an honour to have your blog featured in the magazine. The article they made looks really good. I am happy to hear one of your dreams came true :-)

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Madelief x

  14. Dear Sylvia.
    I love this, and love the fact that your dreams coming true :-)
    Also agree with you 100% on Chris McCandles realisation of happiness in Into the Wild.
    I also totally relate to what you say about blogging...this excitement about reaching out to people that I would not otherwise get the chance to, which gives me this wonderful sense of joy and success.
    Best wishes with all your future writings :-)

  15. Congrats! How exciting for you! Can't wait to get a copy of that magazine!

  16. Good morning sweet Sylvia....PUBLISHED BLOGGER! I am so thrilled!!!!!

    Thank you for letting me know how your son made this gif for you! I have a Mac and I have imovie so I can get that process done; then the giffun is a good source to know about because the quality of your gif is excellent. It's just what I want. Years ago I tried making a gif but the quality of it wasn't that good. THings have improved!

    We are having more rain today but that's OK; things are getting greener and I am happy!

    Much love to you sweet Sylvia! Anita

  17. As I said on IG,
    I'm proud and
    honored to know
    you and congratulate
    you on this wonderful
    acknowledgment of
    your beautiful blog!

    xo Suzanne

  18. Hi Sylvia! I discovered your beautiful blog via Artful Blogging! Congrats on your feature! I'm in this issue too and I just blogged about it and listed your blog as one of my favorites. So happy for you! Your work is just beautiful...keep it up! :) xo. Ivy

  19. What a precious son!

    Congrats to you on being featured in Artful Blogging. I was honored to recently also be in their beautiful magazine.

    You do have such a beautiful blog!

  20. Congratulations! The honor is doubly sweet because of your son's birthday wishes for you. I look forward to seeing you achieve your latest wishes and dreams.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  21. Congrats Sylvia! Doesn't it feel good to know your blog has been recognized? I welcome you to stop by and visit my blog.

  22. Hello, Sylvia - I picked up my copy of Artful Blogging yesterday, and have just finished reading the lovely article about your beautiful blog! You are truly an inspiration!


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